Monday, February 28, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow....

There is a rainbow cake...


In the months of February and March, we celebrate 5 birthdays (soon-to-be 6!) in David's family. Every year, we celebrate with a combined birthday extravaganza. This year, I had a lot of fun baking the cake: a six-layered rainbow cake to represent each of the six individuals that have February/March birthdays!  


Deborah & Amelia (my sister-in-law & niece) with the cake


The cake started out simply enough: two boxes of white cake mix!

 I separated the batter into six bowls and colored it! That was definitely the fun part. This would be a very fun project for teaching kids about mixing colors!

I baked each layer in a 9" pan; let it cool, and then wrapped it in plastic wrap and placed it in the freezer. This made icing the cake so much easier!

A classic white cake (the icing is homemade mascarpone buttercream)

 What a surprise to cut into...


I may or may not have eaten a piece for breakfast this morning....Happy Monday!

28 comments:

The Parker's said...

I may or may not have had another "small" piece last night!

Matt & Jacinda said...

What a wonderful idea! That cake is gorgeous! I might have to do this sometime!

Mama Gone Green said...

Looks amazing!

Cate said...

I saw a tutorial for a rainbow cake a while back and I have been dying to make one ever since!

CourtneyKeb said...

This post was not good for my diet!
You did do a lovely job though, and I totally condone cake for breakfast! :)

Lynzie said...

Wow that's gorgeous! It looks so yummy!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

That is so fun! What a great idea for shared birthdays!

Caroline said...

I love rainbow cakes - So Pretty!

Willo said...

Adorable! And I don't blame you on the breakfast thing. I wouldn't be able to resist that lying around either.

calikas said...

That is so amazing!! I'm totally going to make that someday :D

-Kasey said...

I cannot stop staring at that cake. It looks so ridiculously delicious!

Suza said...

Those colours came out really bright. What brand of colouring do you use?

I once made a rainbow cake with each colour a different flavour! (red - strawberry, yellow- banana, etc) It was amazing :)

michelle said...

That is so cool and looks so yummy!!! What a fun way to celebrate all the birthdays!

Kara said...

How fun!!! It looks beautiful!! And I want a piece for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!

Sarah said...

So much fun! That's a great idea.

Canaan @ Modo Bella said...

Love love love this!! You might have just picked my theme for my daughter's next birthday. Great job!

Christy said...

That is such a wonderful idea! I may just have to "borrow" it:)

Lovely Little Nest said...

That is one fabulous cake!

I'm a Kindergarten teacher, and I may have to use this to teach a lesson about rainbows we're having in March! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Stephanie said...

The cake looks amazing!!! Great job!

Meredith said...

looks delish! i just want tiny little slice ... any left?? ;)
YOURS, MINE AND OURS

Just your average girl said...

This looks amazing! I cant wait to try it :-)

Fiona said...

What a fantastic cake! going to have to copy that at some stage! Happy birthday everyone at your place!

Amanda said...

YUM! It looks so good!

Shana said...

That is so cool !!

Allison@Quaint Oaks said...

This cake is beautiful! I am not much of a baker...or a cake eater for that matter...but this cake has totally inspired me! I need to think of a reason to make this.

michelle b @ every little thing said...

I seriously love how this cake looks!!! it would be a perfect cake for a special princess birthday or something too!! Too bad Rainbow Bright is not longer on the scene (I'm dating myself!!:)
thanks for the sweet comment on my mood board this morning!
xoxo

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Oh wow, this cake is incredible!! I would have never thought to do that. What a great surprise when you slice into a seemingly normal white cake! I've never tried making a layered cake, but they look so pretty. Great job!

Gina said...

That is amazing! I need an occasion to I've that a whirl!!! Great job!<3